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Old 11-16-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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Wood ogers please help!

Hi ther gents - Does anyone have any suggestions for a wood type for a paddle? The paddle will be used for stand up surfing. The shaft will be approx 6ft long. It needs to be mostly stiff with maybe just a little flex. Is laminated poplar and Oak a decent pair? Oak/Cedar? Lastly, how in the heck do I get that waxy looking finish on the paddle? Paddle needs to be sealed as will be in the water but I don't want it to be slippery like it would be if varnished. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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Your choice, enjoy! Welcome to the forum!


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Old 11-17-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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How about Ash/Iroko

Several coats of a wood oil would probably give the waxed look you mention
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